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Travels of electricity worksheet


Name: ________________________________________________________     Date: ________________


1. You can move faster than electricity can. (True or False) __________

2. Circle three objects from the list below that conduct electricity:

an aluminum ladder

lineman’s rubber gloves

a copper wire

a metal bench

a fiberglass ladder

a glass insulator

What these objects have in common is that they are made of

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3. Insulators are important for safety around electricity because

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4. Plugging too many things into an outlet can overload it and cause

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5. Guess whether the power lines to your building are overhead or underground. Now look outside. Were you right? __________


6. Use the following three items—a D battery, a light bulb, and two pieces of wire— to draw a complete electric circuit that will allow the bulb to light up.



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